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2 Dec 2013

Centum Learning participated in Skill Enterprise Engagement for Empowering Kerala (SEEK) 2013

Centum Learning participated in Skill Enterprise Engagement for Empowering Kerela (SEEK’13) organized by Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) on November 5-6, 2013 in Thiruvananthapuram. Kamini Prasad- COO, Centum Learning represented Centum Learning in the forum.

Kamini, along with other eminent panelists like S. Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Agency; P.K Abdu Rabb, Hon. Minister for Education, Government of Kerala; Oommen Chandy, Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Kerala; addressed the launch of STAR scheme for Telecom Sector in Kerala. The Government of Kerala has embarked upon an ambitious project named State Skill Development programme to equip its young population with skills so that unemployment in the state can be effectively addressed.…

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15 Nov 2013

Centum Learning participated in the Commonwealth Business Forum 2013, Colombo

Dr Raj Dravid, COO & Head Operations- Africa & Middle East, Centum Learning represented Centum Learning in the Employability Round table held recently at the Common Wealth Business Forum in Sri Lanka.

The conference focused on ways and means to promote employability across markets through vocational education and skill development. Dr. Dravid addressed an eminent gathering of delegates from reputed organizations in the education sector, including Roy Newey, Director, UK, Pitman Training, Amiul Islam Khan, Regional Director, Commonwealth Secretariat, Beth Watson, Education Director, Microsoft Cooperation Singapore, Bill Twig, Apprenticeship Director, SEMTA, Vinod Vohra, Chairman, Repro India Ltd., etc. Speaking at a session on education & skill development, he remarked that vocational training could bridge the widespread economic disparity across India and the world. Bringing quality into vocational training would require concerted approach to tackle key issues like lack of quality trainers, lack of innovative approaches to training, migration related …

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2 Sep 2013

Calling India Inc to lead the Skill Development Agenda

Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning Limited and Co-Chair FICCI Skill Development Forum, inviting policy makers, decision makers, national and international delegates to attend FICCI Global Skills Summit 2013…

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31 Jul 2013

Waweru Kanja – Regional Country Head, Centum Learning Africa

Upskilling sales force
Since there is a dearth of effective sales training programmes in the market, most organizations struggle with upskilling their sales force. In the absence of training support and due to consistent pressure to perform, sales force tends to burn out. Centum Learning training solutions are mapped to client needs and work to enhance the capabilities of individual role holders with the help of Role holder capability mapping.…

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11 Jul 2013

Centum Learning participated in Global Conference on Skilling in Schools as Strategic Training Partner

Centum Learning was the Strategic Training Partner for the recently concluded ‘Global Conference on Skilling in Schools’, organized by The Central Board of Secondary Education and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on July 18, 2013 in New Delhi.

The conference drew participation from a wide range of audience including, representatives from Govt. offices like, Director (EDUSAT & Vocational), CBSE, Mr. M.V.V. Prasada Rao, Director General, NIESBUD, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India, Mr. A.K. Jha, IES, as well as veterans from the vocational education industry including, Mr. Sriram Narayanan, Vice President-Strategic Alliances, Pearson Group, Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, NASSCOM, Mr. Narayanan Ramaswamy, Partner & Head, Education, KPMG India, etc. Besides, School Principals from more than 300 CBSE affiliated schools attended the conference and showed active participation on discussion topics, while also suggesting effective ways to elevate the standard of vocational skills as perceived by students and parents. Shweta …

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12 Jun 2013

Excellence in Training Delivered

In his book titled “The Success Equation”, Michael Mauboussin, adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School says, “When the overall skill level goes up, luck starts playing a more important role in determining success”.  We, at Centum Learning, completely believe in this and over one million people, who have been impacted by our training & skill development initiatives, stand testimony to this success equation! Timely and adequate policy push has given the skill development sector a much needed head start. The onus in now on the training delivery partners to ensure that this mission is accomplished with speed and quality. In the skill development domain, responding to challenges posed by diverse geographies and industry dynamics requires the implementation processes to be agile enough to absorb contingencies.  Nevertheless, quality and operational effectiveness cannot be compromised upon.  Since training and trainers are the most vital link in the entire value chain, …

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22 May 2013

Can school administrators become leaders?

Can school administrators become leaders? Or should they care at all to be one?

Indian Education system is today at the crossroads. On one side we are targeting higher gross enrollment ratios and increased access through Right to Education, on the other hand students across grades are not able to read and write in basic language skills. At one hand there is increased focus on providing skill based training & vocational education programmes and on the other hand there is acute shortage of skilled instructors and teachers in the country. Simply put, there are three basic challenges the Indian Education Sector faces: Expansion (reaching underserved areas and increased access at lower costs), Equity (better targeted interventions which include people from various socio-economic groups) and Excellence (focused on improving teacher learning and building research capability).
At the recently concluded, Global Education & Skills Forum, Former US President, Bill Clinton said, “It …

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15 May 2013

Investment in Vocational Education

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14 May 2013

Vocational Education – What it means to be degreed?

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6 May 2013

Vocational Education: Increasing the desirability quotient

Indian Education Congress 2013: ‘Vocational Education: Re-defining what it means to be “degreed”. Kamini Prasad, COO, Professional Education & Training, Centum Learning, represented Centum Learning at ‘India Education Congress 2013’ held in Faridabad on May 3rd, 2013, where she shared her perspective on ‘Vocational Education: Re-defining what it means to be “degreed”.

Thought leaders from the industry and eminent educationists discussed & deliberated upon the issues and concerns facing the vocational education domain. The foremost challenge impending future of vocational education in India, even after the sector witnessing considerable policy and institutional push, is the desirability quotient amongst its key stakeholders. The 64% of Indian population which is certain to comprise the potential workforce of the nation for the next 2 decades doesn’t perceive a career in Vocational space to be lucrative enough or even respectable for that matter! To add to the woes, the employers and the industry on a whole are invariably reluctant to value and reward the skilled workforce.…

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